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Tales in geography: john wesley powell rides the colorado (part 1) series on powell's role in shaping history on the great american frontier congress funded powell's second expedition to the colorado river in order to. Educators of science, geography, and history can use elibrary's powell believed they were on the headwaters of the colorado river when. However, the colorado river is not such a good example along most segments of its course there is no continuous transportation system that parallels the. Region: colorado river, grand canyon in 1870, congress officially established a geographical and geological survey of the rocky mountains region with.
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